High-end quality assurance vs. quality assurance – yes, there is a difference




Wissen Team


April 28, 2023

Quality is always a differentiator to stand out in a competitive marketplace. For technology projects, quality assurance typically takes the form of automated testing and manual testing. Most companies aim to automate much of their quality assurance process. We want to talk today about high-end quality assurance for technology projects.

Why is QA automation not enough?

QA automation saves teams substantial time by eliminating the need to manually write and execute extensive (and exclusive) test scripts. It helps detect bugs earlier in the development lifecycle and runs tests 24×7 – without requiring a lot of manual inputs. What’s more, QA automation simultaneously enables the execution of test scripts across multiple devices giving testers real-time insights into details such as the number and type of scripts executed (and scheduled), bugs identified (and rectified), and more.

However, QA automation only aims to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks, so that testers can spend more time on more critical tasks. QA teams always take a standard approach to test automation – automate the repetitive tasks. Usually, no thought is given to the value-add. It, very rarely, focuses on automating critical aspects of the testing process, which have a high impact on the end product.

Why do we focus on high-end QA?

At Wissen, we understand the significance of high-end QA. Therefore, we automate not just repetitive tasks, but also those which are high impact / high risk. Through the automation of critical aspects, we aim to enable impact-driven automation that translates into real value addition for our clients.

High-end QA allows product managers and business owners to have confidence that software works as expected, not just as specified. It gives the confidence that the most critical and interconnected parts work together seamlessly. Rather than having a score of minor and cosmetic issues for developers during the testing phase, true functionality gaps are identified and resolved.

Our QA engineers and team typically have a mix of deep domain expertise as well as experience with automation frameworks. The domain expertise helps them identify the critical business impact of various components and functionality being built. It helps uncover the business requirements during the backlog grooming as well as design sessions. QA engineers are deeply involved in the design and story grooming phases rather than at the very end of the cycle. This intimate involvement in the design and development gives them insight into fragile or poorly specified parts of the system. Their automation focus then helps make sure those parts are robustly tested.

How do we automate?

We tend to focus our automation efforts on first testing APIs extensively and then the user interactions. The developers and QA engineers in our agile teams work closely to make sure APIs, as well as UI, are automation-test friendly.

The Wissen differentiation is that we can put together teams that bring together top-notch technical talent with a deep understanding of the domain and focus on quality. The entire teams work together to ensure top-notch high-quality delivery.

To learn more about our offerings, reach us through contact@wissen.com